Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Arctic Tern

The Arctic Terns journey to its breeding grounds on the Northumberland Coast is an amazing story with the birds starting their journey in Africa and eventually arriving late April to early May. Within its life time (up to 25 years) the Arctic Terns can cover three quarters of a million miles, which in my eyes is an incredible achievement. Viewing a Tern colony is an impressive sight and one not to be missed. The colony protected by the National Trust at Long Nanny, Beadnall Bay, just has to be visited to see these birds up close.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Shag

To see the Shag up close and personal is breathtaking. Even though I live on the coast and see a lot of this bird through the winter months, to actually see the Shag in all its summer glory and on the nest, well its just one of those special wildlife moments.

Coming soon to a computer near you - The Arctic Tern

Monday, May 26, 2008

The Puffin

A trip to the Farne Islands off the coast of Northumberland to experience what I think is one of the most great nature spectacles around. A huge mass of seabirds coming together to breed after spending most of the year out at sea. This is my first post of many showing you the birds of the Farne Islands and how better to start with the most magnificent of all our seabirds, the Puffin - enjoy!




Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Seabird City

Razorbill and Puffin





Bridled Guillemots



The cliffs at Bempton are totally buzzing with seabirds which includes the usual suspects - Puffin, Guillemot, Razorbill, Gannet, Kittiwake and Fulmar. To see these birds up close and personal is just amazing, I really do recommend you take time to visit this reserve to witness this breath taking site. For more information just click on the link below: